Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Environmental, Health, and Safety Management MS

Program Overview

The MS degree in environmental, health and safety management provides students with a solid foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental, health and safety management systems that can move organizations toward a more sustainable and socially responsible future. In addition, students gain a solid technical foundation in air emissions, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, occupational safety and occupational health (industrial hygiene). Elements of sustainability are integrated into most core courses and some electives.

The program consists of 30 credit hours and may be completed entirely through online learning, or via a combination of online and traditional on-campus courses. The curriculum includes core courses, professional electives, and a choice of a thesis, capstone project, or comprehensive exam.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Science

Enrollment

  • Approximately 39 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: N/A
  • Co-op availability: N/A

Salary Information

Co-op:  $22.56             $18.00 - $27.00
MS:       ID

Student Skills & Capabilities

EHS problem solving and root cause analysis, EHS regulatory interpretation and application, EHS hazard and aspect identification and control, team building, EHS program development and review, EHS record keeping, OSHA 40-hour Certification in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, accident investigation, industrial hygiene monitoring and control, environmental monitoring and measurement, and written and oral communication.

Equipment & Facilities

Located in a LEED Silver building, the Environmental & Occupational Health laboratory allows students to engage in extensive laboratory work in environmental geology, hydrology, occupational health and safety monitoring and measurement as well as environmental monitoring and measurement.

Job Titles

Safety Specialist, Chemical Inventory & Laboratory Safety Specialist, EHS Legal Specialist, EHS & Compliance Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety Engineer, HSE Anaylst, Industrial Hygiene Testing, Safety Coordinator, Scientist

Significant Points

  • 95% of MS graduates, held positions within their field of study or were enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Amazon, Americorp, BorgWarner, Cardinal Health, Corning Incorporated, Cummins, GE Aviation, Kodak Alaris, Mack Trucks, Inc./Volvo Trucks, NA, Occupational Safety Consultants, Inc, Pratt & Whitney, Saint-Gobain Adfors America Inc, Stantec, Sunnking, Tesla, United Technologies Corporation, University of Rochester, Volvo Trucks North America

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Maureen Arquette, the career services coordinator who works with the Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.

Maureen Arquette, Assistant Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5081
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester NY  14623-5603
585.475.2301